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Truck-Mounted Forklift Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Truck-Mounted Forklift certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Truck-Mounted Forklift Training Course?

Our Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety Training course is OSHA Aligned, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirements.

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • Anatomy
    • Exterior Inspections
    • Interior Inspections
  • Stability
  • Personal Safety
  • Know Your Machine
  • Know Your Worksite

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2 –2.5 hours.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Truck-Mounted Forklift Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 – Powered Industrial Trucks
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178 APP A
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.451, 452, 454 – Applicable Scaffolding Standard
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1926.602(c)(2)(v) – Scaffold Platforms
  • Canada Standards

  • CAN/CSA-B335-04 – Safety Standard for Lift Trucks
  • CAN/CSA-B335-94 – Lift Truck Operator Training
  • CAN/CSA-B352.0-09 – ROPS, FOPS

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Truck-Mounted Forklift Safety Training?

    In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, OSHA’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Truck-Mounted Forklift

    Did You Know?

    Each year in the U.S., almost 20,000 workers are seriously injured in accidents associated with forklifts. (CDC)

    There is an average of 87 deaths from forklift accidents per year. (OSHA)

    More than 40% of fatalities are due to the forklift rolling or toppling on top of the operator or other worker. (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News)


    Truck-Mounted Forklift Training Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is a truck-mounted forklift?

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    To put simply, a truck-mounted forklift is a forklift that can be mounted to the back of a truck or other transportation vehicle. They are also known as tm-forklifts, TMFLs, all-terrain forklifts, or even just Moffett forklifts after the inventor Cecil Moffett.

    Do forklifts tip over easily?

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    Truck-mounted forklifts may be more prone to tipping because they only have three wheels; however, manufacturers take this issue into account to prevent a rollover. Regardless of what type of forklift you have, a forklift is more likely to tip over if you turn or brake too quickly, drive too fast on uneven ground, or are subject to other dynamic conditions such as weather.

    Is forklift driving difficult?

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    Driving a forklift is very different from driving a car or other work site vehicles. An operator must have the proper certification and be observed driving the forklift carefully by a supervisor before being permitted to drive one of these vehicles.

    What kind of forklift attachments are available for truck-mounted forklifts?

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    Truck-mounted forklifts don’t have many fork attachments, and any that exist must be approved by the manufacturer before you add them on. This is due to the fact the truck-mounted forklifts don’t have a counterweight, meaning your forklift could tip over more easily because there is too much weight in the front. In addition, all forklift attachments will change the weight of the forklift itself; you would also need to order new capacity plates to account for this weight change. When all is said and done, you may be able to add extended forks, swivel mounts, passenger seats, or any other kind of forklift tool. However, you are not allowed to add any kind of lift platform to raise people in the air; as mentioned earlier, truck-mounted forklifts to not have the counterbalance to accommodate that kind of attachment and may put you and your coworkers at risk.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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